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Visiting Melbourne

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I will be visiting Melbourne on the weekend and will be there for 4 days.

Can anyone suggest (I gather Melburnians) what are some of the must see things I should do, see, shop, eat, vistit and etc. (Excluding anything AFL related). Anything from Bars and Restaurants, sites, shops and etc

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*sigh*

I love my town.
 
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fled as soon as I got the chance. I grew up in Adelaide, hate the place, moved to the US at 18, came back and went to live in Melbourne. I'm in Adelaidenial and consider Melbourne home.
 

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Art Deco is on at the NGV up until Oct 5th so try and get along to see that ...

... along with merkur's suggestions I would throw in getting breakfast at Mario's on Brunswick St and knocking back a couple of beers at The Retreat or The Brunswick Green ...both on Sydney Rd and about 50mtrs away from each other

try and get to dinner at either Movida (book now - CBD) ... or Anada (Gertrude St) ... I'm going through a serious tapas phase at the moment

and how could I forget ... the official start of the Spring Racing Carnival is this Saturday with the Turnbul Stakes out at Flemington

where are you staying while here?
 

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Originally Posted by appolyon
Art Deco is on at the NGV up until Oct 5th so try and get along to see that ...

... along with merkur's suggestions I would throw in getting breakfast at Mario's on Brunswick St and knocking back a couple of beers at The Retreat or The Brunswick Green ...both on Sydney Rd and about 50mtrs away from each other

try and get to dinner at either Movida (book now - CBD) ... or Anada (Gertrude St) ... I'm going through a serious tapas phase at the moment

and how could I forget ... the official start of the Spring Racing Carnival is this Saturday with the Turnbul Stakes out at Flemington

where are you staying while here?


South Yarra with a Sibling who has moved down for work.

Thanks for your advice. Look forward to being impressed by the place.
 

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and where are you coming from?
 

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Originally Posted by Star
Sydney


you made it sound like you were coming from some little country town!


the weather is supposed to be clear this weekend so make sure you take a nice stroll down chappel st too ... there will be plenty to see no doubt
 

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Originally Posted by merkur
No visit to Melbourne is complete without a trip to Frankston.


ha ... has anyone seen Cracker Jack? I was watching it the other day and had a chuckle when the old guys at the bowls club were talking about the good old days 'when Frankston was a beach resort'
 
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"Adelaide...it's like Frankston with churches"

Classic.
 

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Whenever I get home, one of my first visits is to Pellegrini's... top of Bourke Street.

I think many Melbournians over the last 60 years would recommend it too...
 

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